Returning to St Andrews

A few flights later, my second semester at St Andrews has begun.

I am all settled back into my room at St Salvator’s Hall, which we more commonly refer to as Sallies. The dorm is renowned for its impressive Gothic architecture, unbeatable location, and its historical significance as the place where Prince William and Kate Middleton first met. I couldn’t imagine a better place to call home for the year.

This week, I hiked along East Sands, climbing up and down rocks overlooking the vast North Sea. It’s experiences like these that set St Andrews apart and make it an unforgettable place to study.

Choosing to study abroad was a difficult decision. For a while, I struggled with the thought of building a new life so far away from home. But going to St Andrews for my junior year was undoubtedly one of the best decisions of my life. I have made lasting friends and become a more confident, adaptable, and intellectually curious person. I am looking forward to sharing my experiences with you this semester.

Owen Whaley in Castle Sands at St Andrews
St Andrews’ unbeatable location sets it apart.

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